Agents raided a Texas woman’s home due to a tip-off from a customer who was not happy with their haircut.
State licensing requirements maintain that a cosmetologist may only perform services in a licensed and regulated environment which is separate from living spaces. The complaint alleged that the woman, 32-year-old Jasmin Daley, was operating an underground hair cutting and styling business.
Authorities obtained a no-knock warrant and performed the raid just after 3:00 a.m. this past Friday on a home in Waco. The team recovered several tools which they say was part of the illegal operation, including scissors, clippers, combs, several spray bottles, and a flatiron. A small amount of marijuana was also found.
“This is a public safety issue,” stated Ron Bagby, who led the raid. “This woman was performing haircuts in an unapproved environment which put her clients, neighbors, and herself in extreme danger. We’re just glad we could knock this illegal operation out of commission before anyone else was harmed.”
Daley’s dog, a two-year-old Labrador, was shot by agents during the raid and died.
According to statistics, those who operate without the consent of the state are more likely to get in trouble for doing so, even though fatality rates between the two are equal at zero. Those who perform the same services for free are not restricted by licensing and regulation requirements.
Daley remains in jail facing multiple charges including misdemeanor possession of marijuana.
By: George R.M. Spooner
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